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The function of the poet.--Humor, wit, fun, and satire.--The five indispensable authors (Homer, Dante, Cervantes, Goethe, Shakespeare).--The imagination.--Critical fragments.--Henry James: James' tales and sketches.--Longfellow: The courtship of Miles Standish. Tales of a wayside inn.--Whittier: In war time, and other poems. Home ballads and poems. Snowbound: a winter idyl.--Poetry and nationality.--W. D. Howells: Venetian life.--Edgar A. Poe.--Thackeray: Roundabout papers.--Swift: Forster's life of Swift.--Plutarch's morals.--A plea for freedom from speech and figures of speech-makers